My friend Frances - who has a lot of experience working with willow and who is also the treasurer of the Southwestern Ontario Basketry Guild (SOBG) - had talked me into joining her in teaching members of the SOBG to make willow bird feeders.
At the Chatham location - The Chatham Cultural Centre - we had 7 eager members working on their feeders.
The craft room at the center is large and equipped with lots of tables, chairs and each student had lots of space - which is required for this project.
Sunday's class was held at one of the member's studio in Thorndale. A beautiful space with everything that a basket (or craft) maker can dream of and the 5 students had a great time weaving and enjoying the beautiful view of the gardens and horses in the field. Thank you Linda for hosting this - and your offerings of coffee, tea, wonderful muffins and making sure we were not hungry as we hit the road again, some of us having several hours of driving ahead of us.
I am sure that everyone will enjoy watching the birds that will be frequenting the feeders in months to come.